Emerging Trends in 2024: Products Liability & Mass Torts Point to AI Risks, Public Nuisance Claims, Right to Repair Debates, PFAS Lawsuits, and Changes to Expert Testimony Rule

Los Angeles, California – As we enter 2024, it is crucial to keep an eye on the emerging trends in products liability and mass torts. These developments have the potential to significantly impact the legal landscape and shape the future of litigation. Let’s explore five key trends that demand our attention this year. Firstly, the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents a new frontier for mass tort claims. The increased utilization of AI in various industries may lead to defects in product design or faulty code, resulting in potential mass tort litigation. As this technology … Read more

Explosive Testimony: Former Seven Network Producer’s Lawyer Accuses Bruce Lehrmann of Deafening Silence

Sydney, Australia – The defamation case against Network Ten and journalist Lisa Wilkinson took a dramatic turn when former Seven Network producer Taylor Auerbach testified in the Federal Court last week. Auerbach’s lawyer, Rebekah Giles, argued that Bruce Lehrmann’s “silence was deafening” in response to the explosive evidence regarding his dealings with the network, according to court submissions released by the Federal Court. The case centers around Lehrmann’s defamation claim over an interview on The Project, in which Brittany Higgins alleged she was raped by an unnamed colleague at Parliament House in 2019. The criminal … Read more

Sentencing Phase Continues in Trial of Confessed Killer, Jury to Hand Down Punishment Amid Startling Mental Health Testimony

LUBBOCK, Texas – The sentencing phase of the trial for Kaleb Vasquez, who pleaded guilty to the murder of Roel Munoz, continued in downtown Lubbock on Wednesday. Over the course of two days, the jury heard testimony and is now poised to deliver a verdict. The defense team presented their case on Wednesday, aiming to shed light on the motive behind Vasquez’s random killing. In their opening statement, the defense made it clear that they did not seek to justify the murder of Munoz. They called two medical professionals who had conducted mental health evaluations … Read more

Virginia Beach Double Murder Trial: Jury Deliberates After Testimony Reveals Horrific Crimes

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A jury is set to deliberate in the Cola Beale IV double murder trial after two days of testimony. The Commonwealth rested after 15 witnesses testified about a series of violent crimes that occurred in late March 2022. Beale faces charges of aggravated murder, animal cruelty causing death, arson, and gun charges. Aggravated murder carries a potential sentence of life in prison without parole. Beale admitted to killing his girlfriend, Czavi’er Hill, and his father figure, Clifton Baxter, in Virginia Beach before traveling to Norfolk and killing his cousin. He was … Read more